Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving

"It is good to give thanks to the LORD, And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; To declare Your loving kindness in the morning, And Your faithfulness every night." Psalm 92:1,2


"Today upon a bus, I saw a lovely maid with golden hair; I envied her—she seemed so happy, and how, I wished I were so fair; When suddenly she rose to leave, I saw her hobble down the aisle; she had one foot and wore a crutch, but as she passed, a smile. Oh God, forgive me when I whine, I have two feet—the world is mine.

"And when I stopped to buy some sweets, the lad who served me had such charm; he seemed to radiate good cheer, his manner was so kind and warm; I said, 'It's nice to deal with you, such courtesy I seldom find'; he turned and said, 'Oh, thank you sir.' And then I saw that he was blind. Oh, God, forgive me when I whine, I have two eyes, and the world is mine.

"Then, when walking down the street, I saw a child with eyes of blue; he stood and watched the others play, it seemed he knew not what to do; I stopped a moment, then I said, 'Why don't you join the others, dear?' He looked ahead without a word, and then I knew he could not hear. Oh God, forgive me when I whine, I have two ears, the world is mine.

"With feet to take me where I'd go / with eyes to see the sunsets glow / with ears to hear what I would know / I am blessed indeed / The world is mine / oh, God, forgive me when I whine."

5 comments:

Penny said...

Amen! Happy Thanksgiving, Linda. :)

Missy said...

Love this!
Happy Thanksgiving!

That corgi :) said...

great reminder for us to be thankful for all and not to whine!!

betty

The Conservative Lady said...

Linda:
I hope you and your family had a Happy Thanksgiving Day. The poem is a wonderful reminder of how lucky we are.

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Amen! We have so much to be thankful for especially when look at the difficulties of others.

I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving.

~Ron